Women’s Fashion Trends in the first half of the 20th Century changed drastically

Women’s Fashion Trends in the first half of the 20th Century changed drastically

Women’s fashions and ideal shapes changed drastically during the first half of the 20th century (1900s). This was due to the influences of burlesque, World War I, World War II, and women’s suffrage and early feminists.

In this first page in the pinup magazine describes a skit about womens’ changing fashions from 1903-1953 written by Lois Long of the New Yorker and performed on “The American Road” by Mary Martin. Following that are production stills of Miss Martin performing her skit in various outfits representing the major fashion trends of the first half of the 20th century. Doesn’t it seem like every era declares itself the one of the “emancipated clear eyed career girl”?

Then… an article about women in television commercials and television advertising (“bringing glamor to household appliances”).

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